cop

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v cop take into custody "the police nabbed the suspected criminals"
    • v cop take by theft "Someone snitched my wallet!"
    • n cop uncomplimentary terms for a policeman
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The "Sesame Street" characters Bert and Ernie were named after Bert the cop and Ernie the cab driver in Frank Capra's "It's A Wonderful Like."
    • Cop A conical or conical-ended mass of coiled thread, yarn, or roving, wound upon a spindle, etc.
    • Cop A policeman.
    • Cop A tube or quill upon which silk is wound.
    • Cop (Mil. Arch) Same as Merlon.
    • Cop The top of a thing; the head; a crest. "Cop they used to call
      The tops of many hills."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n cop The head or top of a thing; especially, the top of a hill.
    • n cop A tuft on the head of birds.
    • n cop A round piece of wood fixed on the top of a beehive. [Prov. Eng.]
    • n cop A mound or bank; a heap of anything. [North. Eng.]
    • n cop An inclosure with a ditch around it. [Prov. Eng.]
    • n cop A fence. Halliwell. [Prov. Eng.]
    • n cop A merlon, or portion of a battlement.
    • n cop The conical ball of thread formed on the spindle of a wheel or spinning-frame. Also called coppin.
    • n cop A tube upon which silk thread is sometimes wound, instead of being made into skeins.
    • n cop A measure of peas, 15 sheaves in the field and 16 in the barn.
    • n cop A spider.
    • n cop An obsolete form of cup.
    • n cop A policeman.
    • cop To capture or arrest as a prisoner: as, he was copped for stealing.
    • cop To throw underhand.
    • n cop In golf, the face of a bunker.
    • n cop An abbreviation of Copernican;
    • n cop of Coptic;
    • n cop [lowercase] of copper.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Cop kop a conical ball of thread on a spindle—also Cop′pin:
    • v.t Cop kop (slang) to capture
    • ns Cop (slang) a policeman
    • n Cop kop (obs.) a top or head of anything
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Quotations

  • Kin Hubbard
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    “If you haven't seen your wife smile at a traffic cop, you haven't seen her smile her prettiest.”

Idioms

Not much cop - Describing a film or something as not much cop is a way of saying that you didn't think much of it.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. cop,; cf. G. kopf, head. Cf. Cup Cob
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. cop, copp.

Usage

In literature:

Spun Yarn wound on cops.
"Textiles" by William H. Dooley
They're all laid out cold when the cops arrive.
"The Ambulance Made Two Trips" by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
Cops saw you pass, and switchmen at the trolley crossin's.
"A Little Miss Nobody" by Amy Bell Marlowe
I just sit around and wait for the cops to put the arm on me?
"Gun for Hire" by Dallas McCord Reynolds
Don't they teach you vacuum cops to listen?
"Attrition" by Jim Wannamaker
And Joe had copped many in his time.
"Mercenary" by Dallas McCord Reynolds
The second cop, hit and blinded by the blow on his head, swung back and hit the first cop.
"Out Like a Light" by Gordon Randall Garrett
The younger reporter came over and took down the information as the cop and the two toughs gave it to the sergeant.
"The Circuit Riders" by R. C. FitzPatrick
She ain't copped, is she?
"The Lowest Rung" by Mary Cholmondeley
The cops find him all alone, behind the wheel, when they chase him down.
"By Proxy" by Gordon Randall Garrett
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In poetry:

Walks up to the cops,
And, very polite,
Ast them ef they thought
They had done just right.
"The Ballad Of Joe Meek" by Sterling A Brown
Shot his way to the station house,
Rushed right in,
Wasn't nothing but space
Where the cops had been.
"The Ballad Of Joe Meek" by Sterling A Brown
-did I…
What was I doing
of course we danced plenty
She had nice sides
the cop hit me
Stop, I don't remember
"Wilderness" by James Douglas Morrison
Into the murky night I stole
To see a certain cop,
Whose forthright feet patrol the beat
A stone's throw from my shop.
In my pyjama suit went I....
Across the moon dark clouds swept by.
"Culture and Cops" by C J Dennis
Wake for the sun, that scatters into flight,
The poker players who have stayed all night;
Drives husbands home with reeling steps, and then--
Gives to the sleepy "cops" an awful fright.
"The Rubaiyat Of A Kentuckian" by Edwin Carty Ranck
Good heavens! My memory’s failing.
What time do they close around here?
That’s the worst of a rotten bad memory—
I’ve forgotten the wife’s supper beer.
Ooh I won’t half cop it!
"The Memory Man" by Billy Bennett

In news:

'I'm spiritual but not religious' is a cop-out .
Detroit's top cop out .
Should UFC pull Cro Cop out of retirement to face Miocic.
Police chief override a ' cop-out ;' Alliance and UAH.
Rightsizing' is not an answer, it is a cop-out .
'Rampart' review: Woody Harrelson as a cop out of control.
Randy Edsall's attempt to redefine Maryland as a rebuilding program was a cop-out .
Cuccinelli Dumps King & Spalding Over DOMA Cop-Out .
Jazz's Sloan breaks down pick-and-roll defense — 'Biggest cop out in basketball'.
My Cop Out to Splice film titles together.
" Cop Out " is a new comedy with two current stars about a couple of policemen and their.
H owever you feel about the action-comedy-buddy-cop genre (think "Lethal Weapon," "Rush Hour"), you have to admit the on-paper mix of " Cop Out " is intriguing.
Bruce Willis and Tracy Morgan star as the odd-couple cop duo on the hunt for a prized baseball card (stay with it).
' Cop Out ' is a washout, as buddy movies go.
Tracy Morgan, left, Seann William Scott and Bruce Willis in ' Cop Out '.
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In science:

Take a ∈ A and b ∈ B ∆(a ⊲⊳ b) = ∆(a)∆cop (b) considered as multiplier in M (D ⊗ D).
Quasitriangular (G-cograded) multiplier Hopf algebras
Of course we have ∆cop (a ⊲⊳ b) = ∆cop(a)∆(b).
Quasitriangular (G-cograded) multiplier Hopf algebras
Suppose that for all a ∈ A, R∆(a) = ∆cop(a)R in M (A ⊗ A).
Quasitriangular (G-cograded) multiplier Hopf algebras
There is much less dramatic change in the spectrum of the COP co-ordinate.
Review of Nonlinear Methods and Modelling
Some Parameters Used in Posturography Using the data of the COP-trajectory one can calculate a number of parameters with the intent characterizing "good" or "poor" balance.
Review of Nonlinear Methods and Modelling
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